With aromas dominated by minty new wood, this is a modern style of wine, the wood on the palate very dominant. There is enough black currant fruit to promise a rounding out of what at the moment is a dry, densely structured wine. Keep for 4–5 years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.